Open consultation

Pharmacy supervision

Summary

DHSC is seeking views on proposals to modernise legislation governing the supervision of activities by a pharmacist in a pharmacy.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposals to amend the Medicines Act 1968 and The Human Medicines Regulations 2012. The proposals are to:

  • enable pharmacists to authorise pharmacy technicians to carry out, or supervise others carrying out, the preparation, assembly, dispensing, sale and supply of medicines

  • enable pharmacists to authorise any member of the pharmacy team to hand out checked and bagged prescriptions in the absence of a pharmacist

  • allow pharmacy technicians to take primary responsibility for the preparation, assembly and dispensing of medicinal products in hospital aseptic facilities

Documents

Impact assessment

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Draft statutory instrument

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Ways to respond

Published 7 December 2023